And Then There Were Twelve

“The wine is fascinating: full-bodied, dark fruits, tannins – yet borders on outright elegance.” James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion

James Halliday’s pedigree is hard to ignore. For every one of our twelve vintages including the 2018,  Australia’s “king of wine” James Halliday has awarded 2 Mates Shiraz 94 points or more and 5 glasses. A recognition we are extremely proud of. And an endorsement that underlines what you can expect from a bottle of 2 Mates. To top it off, almost every vintage has received a cellar rating of over 30 years putting it up there with Grange and Hill Of Grace. The 2018 is no exception.

How good is this wine? Order yours now and you be the judge.

A big, luscious and fruit filled Shiraz. Classic McLaren Vale. Sophisticated, beautifully balanced and with a generous hint of pepper.

“Over a decade ago over a big drink in a small bar late one night in Italy ...

2 mates

We decided that when we returned to Australia we would attempt to make our perfect Shiraz.

Naturally, our wives were a little skeptical. However, we convinced them with our cunning logic, if we don’t sell any of it, we can always drink it.

That’s how the 2 Mates story started and it has been an enjoyable journey ever since.

We are now onto vintage number 12.

Along the way, we have picked up World Wine Awards, other medals and gongs, too many to mention, plus some amazing reviews from leading Australian wine critics year on year.

We have certainly learned a lot about what technically makes a good wine. But the one thing we have known all along is that a great wine is really about the friends you share it with.

That’s what our wine is all about. So be sure to share it with a mate or two.

“Buy direct at mates rates.”


After all, what are mates for? 12 bottles of first-class 2 Mates Shiraz delivered free anywhere in Australia for just $390.

We're talking serious savings.

Normal RRP $420 per case plus delivery.

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